Research Associate / PhD Student, Neuroimaging of Higher Cognitive Brain Function”

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group E 13 TV-L
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Psychology, the Collaborative Research Center CRC 940 – Volition and Cognitive Control – ( invites applications for a position as

Research Associate / PhD Student

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

with 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. The position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited until 30.06.2023. A contract extension for a fourth year is possible. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

The position is within the research group „Neuroimaging of Higher Cognitive Brain Function” led by Hannes Ruge and Uta Wolfensteller. This methods-oriented project is closely cooperating with other CRC projects which address the question how humans flexibly learn to implement entirely novel behavioral rules acquired via verbal instruction, observation, or trial-and-error using fMRI combined with transcranial magnetic stimulation and builds on extensive previous work conducted in our research group (e.g., Mohr et al., 2016, Nature Communications; Ruge et al., 2019, Elife; Zwosta et al., 2018, Neuroimage).

PhD students are participating in a CRC-funded graduate program including annual spring schools. The neuroscientific studies will be conducted in the Neuroimaging Center Dresden ( which is equipped with a fully research-dedicated 3T scanner and a state-of-the-art TMS system.

Tasks: The successful candidate will focus specifically on the development and implementation of advanced data analysis techniques for characterising multivariate activity patterns and functional connectivity patterns, and will publish the findings in international journals.

Requirements: university degree (master/ diploma) in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, or similar; strong interest in neuroscientific topics; excellent skills in statistical methods and a strong mathematical background; solid background in fMRI methodology; proficient in English language; Programming skills (e.g. Matlab) as well as prior experience with fMRI or other neuroscientific techniques are required.

For questions about this position please contact the project leader Prof. Dr. Hannes Ruge (

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your complete application with all documents in one PDF-file in the following order: CV, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests, contact information for two references and with the subject heading ‘APPLICATION CRC940 Z2’ until 31.07.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or to TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 940, z. Hdn. Frau Petra Makowski, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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